Oceanography Student News
This free monthly newsletter includes a column from the TOS Student Rep, the most current info on oceanography student resources and opportunities, profiles of TOS student subcommittee members, and links to career profiles of non-academic oceanographers.
» January 2019 Newsletter
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DISTINGUISHED OCEANOGRAPHER WALTER MUNK PASSES AWAY
On February 8, 2019, Walter Munk passed away at his home in La Jolla, California, at the age of 101. Jointly with with the US Office of Naval Research, TOS has long honored Dr. Munk’s scientific legacy through the Munk Award, which recognizes significant original contributions to the understanding of physical ocean processes related to sound in the sea. Read the obituary posted by Scripps Institution of Oceanography here.
TOS WELCOMES NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS
TOS gives a warm welcome to new Council members Andone Lavery (President-Elect), Richard Crout (At-Large), Amelia Shevenell (Geological Oceanography), and Christina Hernández (Student Rep). Alan Mix remains on the Council as Past President, and Rick Murray (past Geological Oceanography Councilor) will serve as Ethics Committee Chair. We thank Susan Lozier, Dennis McGillicuddy, Rick Murray, and Stefanie Mack for their outstanding service. Visit our Governance page to view all TOS Council members.
THE TOS COUNCIL APPROVES THE NEW POLICY ON PROFESSIONAL INTEGRITY, ETHICS, CONDUCT, AND IMPLEMENTATION GUIDELINES
The final, approved policy is available here.
MUNK AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE MARCH 31
Nominations for the Walter Munk Award, recognizing excellence in distinguished research in oceanography related to sound and the sea, are due March 31. Details on the nomination procedure are available here.
DECEMBER SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE GULF OF SAN JORGE (PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA)
The December special issue of Oceanography on the Gulf of San Jorge (Patagonia, Argentina) is now online. The issue can be viewed here.
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP IS FREE!
Nurturing the next generation of scientists is crucially important to the future of oceanography. To support this need, The Oceanography Society has made membership available free for students enrolled at the graduate or undergraduate level. Join Now!
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